December 1, 2022

GWAC All-League Football selections released

Scott City, Kan. (westernkansasnews.com)–The Great West Activities Conference recently announced their all-league selections for the 2022 season.

Scott City would have the most overall selections, with 17, including five on offense and five on defense. Hugoton had 13 picks overall with three first team selections each on offense and defense, and Holcomb had 12 overall selections, which included four first team selections on both offense and defense. Goodland had eight selections, Ulysses seven, Cimarron six and Colby two.

All but one team were in the playoffs this year, as Scott City advanced to the Regional round, while Cimarron, Goodland, Holcomb, Hugoton and Ulysses were knocked out in the Week 9 Playoff round.

First Team
Offense
Quarterback: Damon Mesa, Holcomb
Wide Receiver: Avry Noll, Scott City; Santiago Macias, Hugoton
Running Back: Khai Cosner, Holcomb; Adam Mendoza, Hugoton; Brady Welker, Scott City
Offensive Line: Christian Landeros, Ulysses; Kooper Tichenor, Holcomb; JP Harris & Adrian Elder, Scott City; Matthew Garcia, Hugoton
Tight End: Tristan Ortner, Holcomb
All-Purpose: Lawson Bailey, Scott City

Defense
Defensive End: Tristan Ortner, Holcomb; Sebastian Gonzalez, Hugoton
Defensive Line: Kooper Tichenor Holcomb; Tanner Gooden, Scott City; Layne Johnson, Cimarron
Linebacker: Khai Cosner, Holcomb; JP Harris & Brady Welker, Scott City; Cade Reynolds, Hugoton
Defensive Back: Chris Palacios, Holcomb; Avry Noll & Collin McDaniel, Scott City; Griffin Heger, Hugoton

Special Teams
Punter: Brady Welker, Scott City
Kicker: Christian Zizumbo, Hugoton
Punt Returner: Manny Gonzalez, Goodland
Kickoff Returner: Manny Gonzalez, Goodland

Second Team
Offense
Quarterback: Dylan Metzger, Scott City
Wide Receiver: Chris Palacios, Holcomb
Running Back: Mason Hernandez, Goodland; Jace Thomas, Scott City; Zane Betz, Colby
Offensive Line: Drayton Knoll, Holcomb; Jaden Lewis, Scott City; Cade Reynolds, Hugoton; Harrison Bhend, Goodland; Chase Phelps, Ulysses
Tight End: Breon Barton, Colby
All-Purpose: Manny Reyes, Holcomb

Defense
Defensive End: Lawson Bailey & Aaron Ruelas, Scott City
Defensive Line: Angel Lazo, Goodland; Matthew Garcia, Hugoton; Robert Villezcas, Ulysses
Linebacker: Lorenzo Gomez & Carmelo Orosco, Ulysses; Maverick Spresser, Goodland; Kaden Jackson, Hugoton
Defensive Back: Mason Hernandez, Goodland; Brayden Foss, Colby; Danzel Mendez, Ulysses; Trace Kopper, Cimarron

Special Teams
Punter: Trace Kopper, Cimarron
Kicker: Trace Kopper, Cimarron
Punt Returner: Desean Lewis, Hugoton
Kickoff Returner: Khai Cosner, Holcomb

Honorable Mention
Offense
Quarterback: Isaac Martin, Hugoton
Tight End: Jackson Rumford, Scott City; Maverick Spresser, Goodland

Defense
Defensive End: Cai Lanning, Colby

Special Teams
Punter: Isaac Martin, Hugoton
Kickoff Returner: Aden Alvarado, Ulysses